On Monday, the Cleveland Browns announced that they have claimed punter Justin Vogel from the Green Bay Packers. Vogel (6-5, 220 lbs) was an undrafted free agent out of Miami in 2017 who signed with the Packers. He played in all 16 games for them, logging 71 punts and setting a franchise record with a 41.6 net average.
Why did the Packers dispose of Vogel? They wanted to give him a shot to catch on elsewhere after the front office decided to spend a fifth-round draft pick this year on P JK Scott. He will compete with veteran P Britton Colquitt, who is paid well but suddenly will have to look over his shoulder at some competition.
In a corresponding move, the team waived QB Joel Stave. I don’t know how legitimate this report is below, but someone on Twitter claims that Stave is calling it a career:
BREAKING: A dream is coming to an end today. Former Wisconsin #Badgers QB Joel Stave will be calling his football career over & will be moving on. I thank Joel for the great ride. It was fun watching him from Whitnall HS to the Badgers to the #NFL. Well Done Joel.— Tim Ochnikowski (@AllSportsNut) May 7, 2018